satellite imagery

  • DigitalGlobe Partners With Mapbox To Launch Its Maps API

    DigitalGlobe Partners With Mapbox To Launch Its Maps API

    DigitalGlobe, the publicly traded, high-res imagery service that owns its own fleet of satellites, has long been known as a purveyor of fine satellite imagery to governments and large companies like Google and Nokia. While these companies then often made DigitalGlobe’s imagery available through their own developer programs, DigitalGlobe itself never focused on making its data available… Read More

  • Google Brings 45 Degree Imagery To 30 New Cities In Google Maps

    Google Brings 45 Degree Imagery To 30 New Cities In Google Maps

    Google just announced that it is bringing its 45 degree imagery in Google Maps to 30 new cities, including Bloomington, IN; Buffalo, NY; Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Lincoln, NE; Louisville, KY and Rochester, MN. Outside of the U.S., 45 degree imagery is now available in a number of cities in France, including Bordeaux, Lille and Marseille, and two cities in Spain. Today’s update… Read More

  • Space camera to monitor deforestation in Congo Basin

    The UK and Norwegian governments are getting set to launch a $215 million project designed to “curb climate change by preventing deforestation” in the Congo Basin, according to BBC News. Part of the project involves a satellite-mounted high definition camera capable of capturing a 55 mile-wide area of the forest in one fell swoop. A single pixel can capture about ten square… Read More